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Milan and the Italian Lakes Quilting Retreat

30th May – 6th June 2021

8 days from £2,145pp

Experience the best of both worlds on this fantastic two-centre holiday which combines a stay in the global capital of art and design, Milan, with a relaxing retreat amongst the tranquil setting of Lake Levico.
  • Quilting workshops with Karin Hellaby
  • Use of Bernina sewing machines in workshops
  • 2 nights in lively Milan and 5 nights in tranquil Levico
  • Guided tour of the Aurifil factory including goodie bag
  • Excursion to Pino Grasso embroidery
  • Visit to Museo della Seta in Como

Crafted for Quilters

Specially designed for quilters, this Stitchtopia quilting holiday is the ideal opportunity to indulge in your favourite hobby and pick up some new crafty tips and tricks. Our talented quilting expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.

Milan and the Italian Lakes Quilting Retreat

Experience the best of both worlds on this fantastic two-centre holiday which combines a stay in the global capital of art and design, Milan, with a relaxing retreat amongst the tranquil setting of Lake Levico.

Our Italian escape begins with two nights in the bustling metropolis of Milan; and what better place to gather creative inspiration than one of the fashion capitals of the world. Discover the secrets of the Aurifil factory with a guided tour, meet the embroiders of Pino Grasso embroidery and visit the fascinating Como Silk Museum on route to our next destination.

Situated overlooking the waters of Lake Levico, one of the cleanest lakes in Italy, and surrounded by the peaks of the Dolomites, Levico really is idyllic, and the perfect location for a relaxing retreat following our short city break. During our stay, we’ll enjoy four full-day quilting workshops with Karin, relax in the hotel gardens and maybe indulge in a spot of pampering at the wellness centre. Several projects will be offered on this retreat, using mountains and lakes as our inspiration and using several different Aurifil threads for machine and hand embroidery.

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

BellaVista Relax Hotel, Lake Levico

★★★★

The 4-star BellaVista Relax Hotel is perfectly situated overlooking Lake Levico, surrounded by the peaks of the Dolomites, and with the delightful spa town of Levico Terme on its doorstep.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities

The BellaVista Relax Hotel offers wonderful, warm public areas where you can relax. Enjoy a drink or a game of billiards in the Belle Vue Bar or listen to the tinkles of the grand piano in the impressive lounge with its beautiful paintings and furnishings. Outside you can relax on the hotel terraces or in the garden under the plane trees whilst you immerse yourself in the incredible views of the mountains and lake. 

The swimming pool on its terraces is open all year around and it heated to 28 degrees in summer and 32 degrees in winter. 

The Bella Vita Wellness Centre has many different types of sauna, shower and Turkish baths and a fantastic open-air whirlpool with a view of Lake Levico Terme. (additional charge for standard rooms)

Room Facilities & Amenities

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Full bathroom with toiletries and hair dryer
  • Safe deposit box
  • TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini bar (charge)
Room Types

Choose our standard room type for an enjoyable stay in comfortable surroundings, or upgrade to add a little extra luxury to your holiday.

Standard room
These comfortable rooms have the above facilities and are available as a single room (with single bed) or a double/twin to share or for sole use. Lake view upgrades may be available, dependant on departure. Please see ‘dates and prices’ to check availability.

Superior room
Superior rooms are completely refurbished and have the same facilities as Classic rooms, but come with a satellite LED TV and pillow choice. With a superior room, you have complimentary use of the hotel Wellness Centre Bella Vita, with its waterbed, saunas, plunge pools, Jacuzzis and Turkish bath. Guests each receive a beauty bag, a soft bathrobe, sponge, slippers and two swimming pool towels. Lake view upgrades may be available, dependant on departure. Please see ‘dates and prices’ to check availability.

Hotel Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan

★★★

Ideally located in the centre of Milan, this 3-star hotel is housed in a former 15th century convent building and provides an oasis of calm and tranquillity in the heart of the city.   

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Breakfast room - The continental breakfast offers a selection of sweet and savoury pastries, cakes, eggs cooked to order, fresh fruit of the season as well as a wide range of cheese and cold meats and hot and cold drinks. Other facilities include laundry, 24 hr reception, garden, inner courtyard and terrace.
Room Facilities & Amenities

Standard room
The elegantly furnished bedrooms overlook the cloister and come equipped with satellite TV, free WIFI internet, minibar, air conditioning, safe, hair dryer and telephone. Rooms are available as a single room (with single bed), or twin/double to share or for sole use.